The voucher program helps pay rent for housing that is decent, safe, and sanitary. Approved program participants locate rental units of their own choosing that meet these standards. Rental Assistance may be used in any housing which meets federal standards for size, quality and rent reasonableness.
In general, program participants are required to contribute 30% of their adjusted monthly income toward rent and utilities. The difference between the family's portion of the rent and the amount charged by the owner is paid to the landlord with the transfer of federal funds provided by HUD.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List for Garfield County is OPEN. Completing the pre-application online will place you on the selected waiting lists. The Garfield County Housing Authority has adopted a Residency Preference for the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program for Garfield County. An applicant will qualify for a residency preference if they currently live, work, or have been hired to work in Garfield County.
Eligible applicants will be placed on the waiting list and sorted according to preference and then date/time. Please beware that some wait lists have a waiting period of up to 2 years or more.
NOTICE: You must keep a Current Mailing Address on file with us to be maintained on our waiting list! Failure to do so will result in removal from waiting lists. At that time you will have to reapply. If you call to ask where you are on the waiting list please be aware we do not give out that information. ALL CHANGES MUST BE IN WRITING.
Instructions on how to Check WaitList Status
Applicants can now check their waiting list status online. The status will show all applicable waitlists applied for as well as a Pending, Active or Inactive status for those waitlists. CLICK HERE to print out instructions.
Applicants applying online effective September 27th, 2021 can sign back into WaitListCheck with the credentials created during Registration.*Applicants must have their registered email address and password to access this account. CLICK HERE to sign into WaitListCheck.
Applicants that have applied online or by paper application before September 27th, 2021 can check their Wait List status with their “Year of Birth” and “SSN”. CLICK HERE to sign in.
Please contact Carmen Mireles @ (970) 625-3589 ext. 101 with any questions regarding applications and wait lists.